Sunday, February 7, 2016
Madison Square Garden
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The Denver Nuggets travel to Madison Square Garden to play the New York Knicks on Sunday, February 7, 2016. The opening line for this game has New York as 4 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 204.
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The Nuggets come into this game with an overall record of 20-31 and a road record of 9-16. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.4 as they are averaging 100.4 points per game while giving up 103.8 per contest. Denver is 4-9 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 11-23. They are 4-6 in their last 10 games. The Knicks have an overall record of 23-30 and a home record of 14-13. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 99 points per game and surrendering 101.1, good for a point differential of -2.1. New York has a division record of 6-4 and a conference record of 15-19. In their last 10 games they are 2-8.
Danilo Gallinari comes into this contest averaging 19.8 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Nuggets. He pulls down 5.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 88%. Will Barton averages 15.5 points per game in 28.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 6 rebounds per game for Denver. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Carmelo Anthony averages 21.1 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per contest this year for the Knicks. He grabs 7.8 rebounds per game and has 4.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Kristaps Porzingis averages 13.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.6 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Denver averages 100.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 26th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 20th in the league. They average 53.5 rebounds per game and 22.2 assists per game which ranks them 8th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 18th with 14.8 per game. The Nuggets allow 103.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 22nd and 26th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.2 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 22.9 assists per contest which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the league.
New York averages 99 points per game this year which ranks them 23rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 24th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 25th in the NBA. They average 52.4 rebounds per game and 20.4 assists per contest which ranks them 14th and 25th respectively. In the turnover department the Knicks rank 6th with 13.5 per game. The Knicks allow 101.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 11th and 7th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 20.3 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the league. The Knicks force 11.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the NBA.
The Nuggets average 98.2 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 102.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 6.7 per contest. The Nuggets have an offensive rating of 104.7 and a defensive rating of 108.2. In terms of pace they average 95.3 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 48%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. Denver turns the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Knicks score 100.7 ppg at home and they have averaged 93 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -6.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 0.1 points per game. The Knicks rating on offense is 105 and they have a defensive rating of 107.2. They get 93.4 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 48%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 25% of their shot attempts. New York turns the ball over on 12.6 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 28-21-2 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 28-21-2 against the over/under
New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 29-24-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 26-26-1 against the over/under
Denver Nuggets Injuries
11/12/15 F Wilson Chandler Hip out for season
02/06/16 F Darrell Arthur Quad "?" Sunday vs. New York
02/04/16 PG Jameer Nelson Wrist out indefinitely
New York Knicks Injuries
12/30/15 F Cleanthony Early Knee out indefinitely
02/06/16 F Carmelo Anthony Knee "?" Sunday vs. Denver
02/06/16 F Lance Thomas Concussion expected to miss Sunday vs. Denver
Josh's Pick: Take Denver
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